Mark Hartrich

Obituary of Mark Christopher Hartrich

Mark was a loving man with a heart of gold. He adored animals, especially dogs, and would bring home strays all the time. He enjoyed befriending and helping older people that he met. If someone was good to his parent’s, Mark would take a liking to them as well, and he was very loyal to the people he cared for. He was a practical joker at heart, playing light hearted pranks like putting donuts in people’s pockets. He and his brother Jason would mix up their grandmother’s clothes when they were young.

Mark was an encyclopedia when it came to cars. He bought his first car when he was only 15, it was a 1979 Chevy Caprice Classic Coup. He couldn’t drive it for 2 years until he could afford to pay the insurance, but he was so excited that he would sleep in the car some nights. He owned 12 cars, 5 of which were classic cars. He held on to the rest to wait for them to become classics as well.

Hartrich, Mark C. Suddenly January 13, 2019 of Lake View, NY. Devoted son of Joseph and late Phyllis (nee Bender) Hartrich; cherished brother of Jason (Aaron Parry) Hartrich; also survived by many cousins and friends, especially Bert. Private services were already conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie County SPCA. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. Please leave online donations and condolences at